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medium: Oil »
support: on canvas »
year(s): 1915 »   //  1916 »
1915-1916.25
The Pool
Winter 1915–16
Alternate titles: Pool, Autumn; The Pool, Autumn
Oil on canvas
30 1/16 x 32 3/16 in. (76.4 x 81.7 cm)
Inscription verso: (formerly) labels, Empire Ex, 1924; Willistead, etc.

Exhibition History

1926 AGT Inaugural: Art Gallery of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Inaugural Exhibition, no. 255, as The Pool, Autumn.
1927 Paris: Musée & du Jeu de Paume, Exposition d'art canadien, no. 231.
1932 Thomson: National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Imperial Economic Conference, no. 9.
1937 Thomson: Mellors Galleries, Toronto, Ontario, Loan Exhibition of Works by Tom Thomson, Mellors Galleries, no. 70, lent by James M. MacCallum.
1941 Thomson: Art Gallery of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Horatio Walker - Tom Thomson
1957 Thomson Windsor: Willistead Art Gallery, Windsor, Tom Thomson 1877 - 1917, no. 8.
1958 Los Angeles: National Gallery of Canada, Calif, Tom Thomson
1961 London: London Public Library and Art Museum, Ontario, The Face of Early Canada: Milestones of Canadian Paintings
1961 NGC: Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland, 150 Years of Canadian Painting, no. 12.
1969 MacCallum: National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, The MacCallum Bequest of Paintings by Tom Thomson and Other Canadian Painters & the Mr. and Mrs. H.R. Jackman Gift of Murals from the Late Dr. MacCallum's Cottage Painted by Some of the Members of the Group of Seven, no. 87.
1969 Thomson: Tom Thomson Memorial Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario, Paintings by Tom Thomson: The Second Anniversary Exhibition, no. 3.
1970 NGC: National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, The Group of Seven, no. 61 (repr.).
1971 Thomson: Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, The Art of Tom Thomson, no.86 (repr.).
1975 Peking: National Gallery of Canada, The Canadian Landscape in Painting: An ¬Exhibition of Canadian Landscape Paintings of the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries, no. 33.
1976 Saint John: Department of New Brunswick Museum, New Brunswick, Seven Plus: A Selection of Work by the Group of Seven Arranged by Department of New Brunswick Museum, no. 17.
1978 Lethbridge: Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Alberta, Group of Seven / Selections, no. 5.
2001 Beijing: National Gallery of Canada, Terre sauvage: The Canadian Landscape and the Group of Seven, no. 69.
2004 St. Petersburg: Art Gallery of Ontario, Tom Thomson, no. 40.
2010 Kleinburg: McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Ontario, Defiant Spirits: The Modernist Revolution of the Group of Seven

Published References

Park 1957: The Culture of Contemporary Canada, p. 126.
Hubbard 1960b: National Gallery of Canada, Catalogue of Paintings and Sculpture, p. 310 (repr.).
Hubbard 1962: The Gallery of Canadian Art, 2 Tom Thomson, fig. 13 (repr.).
Reid 1969: The MacCallum Bequest of Paintings by Tom Thomson and Other Canadian Painters & the Mr. and Mrs. HR. Jackman Gift of the Murals from the Late Dr. MacCallum's Cottage Painted by Some Members of the Group of Seven, p. 47.
Reid 1970: The Group of Seven, p. 61 (repr.).
Murray 1971: The Art of Tom Thomson, pp. 42, 83 (repr.).
Godsell 1976: Enjoying Canadian Painting, pp. 125, 126 (repr. col.).
Laing 1979: Memoirs of an Art Dealer, p. 70.
Boulet 1982: The Canadian Earth: Landscape Paintings by the Group of Seven, pp. 196–197 (repr. col.).
Murray 1999b: Tom Thomson: Trees, pp. 70–71 (repr. col.).

Remarks

The Empire Exhibition label would indicate that the work had been lent by the National Gallery of Canada to Wembley 1924, but it does not appear in the installation photo of the show (Archives and Library, National Gallery of Canada) or in the list of works in the show.

Record last updated March 2, 2016. Please note that the information on this and all pages is periodically reviewed and subject to change.